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Mario Chat / Re: Mario & Luigi & Paper
« on: November 06, 2015, 06:32:36 PM »
I have a feeling "Paper Toadette" will end up in the game and they're just not showing her now.

But if she ultimately doesn't, then that really does mean nothing from the Paper Marios prior to Sticker Star made it into this.

Mario Chat / Re: Mario & Luigi & Paper
« on: October 15, 2015, 11:01:45 PM »
They seem to be focusing on who has appeared in both 'Paper Mario' and 'Mario & Luigi', which doesn't leave a whole lot.

Mario Chat / Re: Frogs and Professors and Pigs
« on: October 04, 2015, 08:00:37 PM »
Not necessarily. It looks more like the Mario Land 2 map, but Mario maps in general tend to look like that.

Mario Chat / Re: A mountain of Mario manga
« on: September 29, 2015, 01:19:27 PM »
Posting to say I finally got a hold of a bunch of missing volumes! The first post has been updated accordingly.

Mario Chat / A mountain of Mario manga
« on: September 24, 2015, 07:49:14 PM »
Almost two years ago I downloaded a whole bunch of manga scans off this blog that doesn't exist anymore, so I figured I'd upload them all to the web and share them here so I can spread them as far as possible. Finding exact information on these has been pretty difficult. All I know so far is that they were published by Kodansha (講談社) in two magazines, Comic Bonbon (コミックボンボン) and Deluxe Bonbon (デラックスボンボン), they were written by a cartoonist named Motoyama Kazuki (本山一城), they were collected in a total of 42 paperback volumes from 1989 to 1998, and it doesn't have a unified title: rather, each volume is named after whichever game the stories adapt, while fans in Japan have nicknamed this particular manga "KC Mario". Not all of the stories from the magazines were collected, so I don't have those, and I'm still missing several two volumes regardless. If I ever get my grubby mitts on them, I'll be sure to update this thread.

Do note that this is not to be confused with Super Mario-kun (スーパーマリオくん), a completely different Mario manga published in CoroCoro Comics (コロコロコミックス) and one that's still running to this very day. "KC Mario" on the other hand ended in 1998, while Comic Bonbon itself went defunct in 2007. From what I understand, after that happened the copyrights to "KC Mario" went to Shogakukan, and since they're the publisher of CoroCoro it's not likely that they're ever going to re-release these stories, which a) sucks majorly and b) makes these scans all the more valuable to have.

As for the content of the manga itself, most of the stories loosely adapt then-current Mario games, but some of them are wholly original pieces. The author seems to have been given a fair bit of creative freedom, as he liberally introduces original characters and features all sorts of whacked-out meta jokes, sometimes even featuring characters from Japanese popular culture! Seriously, this comic is absolutely nuts. Even if you can't understand the language, it's still worth a look just for the crazy imagery. What I find most fascinating about it is how much stuff in here seems to have inspired later Mario games. For example, Daisy is a semi-recurring character and acts really tomboyish, there's a Mario Kart story that features the cast splitting into teams and driving themed vehicles on a cross country rally, and Dr. Mario appears as a separate character from Mario in a few stories.... somehow.

Without any further digression, here is the list of links:

Vol. 1: Super Mario Land #1
Vol. 2: Super Mario Land #2
Vol. 3: Super Mario Land #3
Vol. 4: Super Mario Land #4
Vol. 5: Dr. Mario
Vol. 6: Super Mario World #1
Vol. 7: Super Mario World #2
Vol. 8: Super Mario World #3
Vol. 9: Super Mario World #4
Vol. 10: Super Mario World #5
Vol. 11: Super Mario World #6
Vol. 12: Super Mario World #7
Vol. 13: Mario Open Golf (aka NES Open Tournament Golf)
Vol. 14: Yoshi no Tamago (aka Yoshi)
Vol. 15: Super Mario Kart #1
Vol. 16: Super Mario Kart #2
Vol. 17: Super Mario Kart #3
Vol. 18: Super Mario USA (aka Super Mario Bros. 2)
Vol. 19: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins #1
Vol. 20: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins #2
Vol. 21: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins #3
Vol. 22: Yoshi no Road Hunting #1 (aka Yoshi's Safari)
Vol. 23: Yoshi no Road Hunting #2
Vol. 24: Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land #1
Vol. 25: Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land #2
Vol. 26: Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land #3
Vol. 27: Mario & Wario
Vol. 28: Wario's Woods
Vol. 29: Donkey Kong #1
Vol. 30: Donkey Kong #2
Vol. 31: Super Donkey Kong with Mario #1 (aka Donkey Kong Country)
Vol. 32: Super Donkey Kong with Mario #2
Vol. 33: Yoshi's Island #1
Vol. 34: Yoshi's Island #2
Vol. 35: Yoshi's Island #3
Vol. 36: Super Mario 64 #1
Vol. 37: Super Mario 64 #2
Vol. 38: Super Mario 64 #3
Vol. 39: Super Mario 64 #4
Vol. 40: Super Mario 64 #5
Vol. 41: Yoshi's Story #1
Vol. 42: Yoshi's Story #2

The volume numbers are by no means official, I just put them there for my own reference. Titles without links are those I don't have scans for. Hopefully one day I'll find them along with somebody willing to translate these...

Mario Chat / Re: Super Mario Maker
« on: September 21, 2015, 06:38:27 PM »
Guess Mario's there to put him out of his misery. :c

Mario Chat / Re: Super Mario Maker
« on: September 16, 2015, 09:38:41 AM »
You will never convince me that the comet challenges weren't a gigantic pain in the nads.

Mario Chat / Re: The Silly Mario Fan Theories Thread
« on: September 14, 2015, 07:48:46 AM »
Obviously it stands for "Man", while the 'L' on Luigi's hat stands for "Loser".

Video Game Chat / Re: Favourite video game console menu
« on: September 13, 2015, 09:52:49 AM »
Unless BP had a Satellaview as a kid, I don't think he would. :P

Wait... are add-ons considered separate systems?

Video Game Chat / Re: Pokemon Topic
« on: September 13, 2015, 09:51:32 AM »
I rather like the black and green color scheme.

Mario Chat / Re: The Silly Mario Fan Theories Thread
« on: September 12, 2015, 08:24:00 AM »
Toru Iwatani is also referred to as "The Father of Pac-Man", so that's probably what Miyamoto meant.

Mario Chat / Re: The Silly Mario Fan Theories Thread
« on: September 11, 2015, 11:37:11 AM »
The first game's intro indicates otherwise, and the battle screens kind of sort of look like a stage, only without curtains or a wooden floor.

Mario Chat / Re: The Silly Mario Fan Theories Thread
« on: September 10, 2015, 06:26:23 PM »
The first two Paper Marios weren't good enough? :P

Mario Chat / Re: The Silly Mario Fan Theories Thread
« on: September 10, 2015, 12:50:50 PM »
While the curtain and the black zig-zag thingie re-appear in 'All-Stars' (and by extension 'Advance 4'), the bolted-on platforms no longer appear bolted on to anything. The thing with the suspended platforms seemed kinda nebulous to me from the beginning.

Mario Chat / Re: The Silly Mario Fan Theories Thread
« on: September 10, 2015, 12:31:44 PM »
To summarize:

1. Mario is named after Mario Segale (as if Deezer didn't already do a good job proving that).
2. Mario is not about to die on the NES 'Super Mario Bros.' box art.
3. Miyamoto would not let Dr. Mario operate on him.
4. Mario 3 really is "just a performance" (whatever that means, and with 'Mario All-Stars' and 'Mario Advance 4' still left unaccounted for).
5. Bob-ombs do not turn into Boos when they die.
6. Apparently Miyamoto considers himself to be Bowser Jr.'s mother! (Can't wait to see people take this literally!)
7. Mario does break blocks with his fists.
8. None of Miyamoto's courses are in 'Super Mario Maker'.

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